Membership Application Requirements

To become a member, all schools or colleges (organisations) must provide a completed application form, submit supporting documentary evidence and pay a non-refundable application processing fee.

In providing documentary evidence, the member institution demonstrates they satisfy the requirements set out in our Framework for Excellence. 

The elements of the Framework for Excellence are:

  1. Administration   
  2. Course Content
  3. Course Delivery
  4. Course Assessment

Please download the application form (below) to see each of these 4 elements in more detail. You can review how the self-assessment is a set of criteria which the institution needs to meet.


You will see the application form is divided into 2 parts:

Part 1: You provide some simple and basic information about the management team and the school.

Members are asked to sign a ‘Declaration of Honest Practice’ and confirm they agree to the terms to the IARC complaints arbitration system.  

Part 2: Collate your documentary evidence and carry out a self-assessment ensuring you have evidence that demonstrates each element is achieved.

Please note a member institution needs to achieve the minimum of 25 points for each element. You do not need to evidence every criteria.


Much of the work we do is supporting institutions to become a member. Please contact us to talk about how your application is coming together and if you are facing any challenges with the evidence submission. 

We are here to help.  

To Apply

Please download the current Application Form here.

  Application Form

Membership Information

Please download information on IARC and what it means to be a member.

  Membership Information Pack